Using discounts to run a promotion

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The Simple Salon Advanced Discounting feature will help you set up and keep track of all your discounts. You can create special discounts for your clients such as a "limited time" offer, or as part of a broader marketing campaign, for targeted client groups—the choice is yours.

To turn on this great feature, go to your Settings page and click on Cash Register Settings.

Tick Enable Advanced Discounting and Save.

To make the most of this feature, let's come up with some promotions. To do that go to your Admin page, select your Lists tab, and click Discount Types (this example shows some discount types have already been created).

To create a new discount type select New.

You're given the choice of two options, Standard Discount or one with Advanced Options (+).

Fill in the details for your discount (for example—Spring Discount, 10 dollars off and only Administrators and Salon Managers can apply the discount).

If you would like to utilise the Advanced Options, click the (+) at the bottom. You will see a selection of additional options which can be applied to the discount.

These powerful options allow you to restrict the discount to apply only to certain days of the week, or for a limited period of time (Limited Date Range). In addition, the discount might apply to special Client Categories and you can set the discount so that it is applied automatically at POS when the criteria you have set is applicable. (i.e as per above example)

Once you have created your discount, click Save.

If you don't tick the Apply Automatically box and you would like to apply the discount at POS you can use the drop-down menu and Select Discount Type (i.e $10.00 Spring Discount), then finalise the sale as per normal.

 

Reporting and tracking discounts

Now you have created your discount, how do you track how many times the discount has been used? Or if you are running a special discount promotion, how popular it is?

Simply go to your Reporting section and click on the Report List tab and open the Advanced Discount Report.

Here you will be able to select a date range and see how popular a particular discount promotion has been and which operators are using it. This is fantastic way to keep track of an advertised discount, possible as part of an email or SMS campaign as you will be able to see the take-up rate and how popular it's been with bringing in new or reoccurring business.

Use your Advanced Discounting feature and start promoting your special discount offers today.

Want to see it in action? Check it out:

 

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